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The United States Navy will have to pay US $ 154,000 for hacking software on thousands of computers

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The US Navy will have to pay Bitmanagement Software GmbH US$154,000 for hacking into its software and install it on thousands of computers. Without the company’s permission, it sued the North American entity for almost US$600 million, but finally the amount was reduced to that indicated.

The US Navy was found guilty of hacking and ordered to pay a software company $154,400 in a lawsuit filed in 2016. The company, Bitmanagement Software GmbH, filed a complaint against the Navy, accusing the military branch of copyright infringement.”, reports Gizmodo.

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This pirated software was installed on more than 500,000 computers in two years. “GmbH claimed it had issued 38 copies of its 3D virtual reality software, BS Contact Geo, but while they were still in negotiations for additional licences, the Navy installed the software on at least 558,466 machines between 2013 and 2015″, he adds.

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Without the prior knowledge or consent of Bitmanagement, the Navy installed BS Contact Go on hundreds of thousands of computers. Bitmanagement did not license or otherwise authorize these uses of its software.and the Navy has never compensated Bitmanagement for these uses of Bitmanagement’s software”, GmbH assured in the court filing.

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The initial amount of the lawsuit was much higher. “The company sued the Navy for nearly $600 million for ‘willful copyright infringement’ of the software. which, according to the provider’s website, is a 3D viewer that ‘allows you to view and interact with state-of-the-art 2D/3D content’ and is based on digital data captured from ‘various sources (land survey, CAD, satellite imagery, airborne laser scanning, etc.)’”, adds the medium.

The lawsuit was filed 6 years ago and even deleted the program after learning of the lawsuit. “Court documents stated that after GmbH filed the lawsuit in July 2016, the Navy uninstalled the BS Contact Geo software from all its computers and ‘subsequently reinstalled the software at 34 sites, for inventory purposes”, concludes the portal.

Source: Elcomercio

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